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Posted in thread: My floating thermometer just broke in my wort... on 12-31-2011 at 10:31 PM
Just as I was about to reach a boil, the outer casing of my floating thermometer broke in my
wort. The inner part is fine, so there is no worry about mercury or anything like that, but
there is broken...
Posted in thread: Small Amount of Fresh Hops Recipe Help on 09-24-2010 at 03:54 PM
My uncle started growing hops in his garden this year simply because he heard that they are a
nice vine that grows well and the deer will leave alone. I told him that I would be willing to
take his ha...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2010? on 07-12-2010 at 01:39 PM
Back to a whole number19148.5 + 5.5 Kolsch = 19,154
Posted in thread: How long are you willing to wait for signs of fermentation? on 06-08-2010 at 03:28 PM
Yikes, this thread has become a bit of a flame war. I don't want to fan the flames, but this
seems like a good place to share my experience.A few brews ago, I sanitized everything as
usual, brewed as ...
Posted in thread: Paint Strainer on Stovetop Boil?? on 05-18-2010 at 03:25 PM
Another alternative would be to add the hops loose in the boil, then hang the paint strainer
(sanitized, of course) on your fermenting bucket and pour the wort in, then simply remove the
strainer and ...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2010? on 05-17-2010 at 07:59 PM
+5 Raspberry Chocolate Stout14,424 + 5=14,429
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2010? on 05-12-2010 at 05:28 PM
+5 Midwest HopHead IPA+5 Bitter Old Men ESB+5 Cascade APA+5 House Amber Ale= 13744
Posted in thread: Late start, a little mold... on 03-08-2010 at 03:10 PM
gently? what the heck does that mean?As I said, the yeast was resting on top of the foam from
shaking the wort to aerate. Usually I shake it again to incorporate the yeast better, this time
I was lazy...
Posted in thread: Late start, a little mold... on 03-08-2010 at 02:32 PM
So I brewed an APA last Saturday. Once I got it to pitching temps, I dumped it in the fermenter
(Ale Pail), put the lid on, and shook the hell out of it. I then removed the lid, poured my dry
Posted in thread: what is your occupation on 02-11-2010 at 01:58 PM
Full-time Electrical Engineer and Part-time Grad Student